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Old December 23rd, 2006, 01:37 PM
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Default Grand Cayman ---Rum Point

Hi,
We are going to Grand Cayman on the Valor and would like to spend the day on Rum Point. Any info on the best way to get there...rent a car, take a cab, bus, would be great and the cost. Also any info on Rum Point would be greatly appreciated.
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Old December 24th, 2006, 09:15 AM
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Getting there:

Public buses do not go there. The Northside route stops several miles short of reaching Rum Point.

Taxis would be quite expensive. Unless you specifically arrange a return trip you could end up stuck there as no taxis just hang out there looking for fares. It is a 45 minute drive from the tender piers in Georgetown.

That pretty much leaves renting a car and driving. Not terribly difficult, though we do drive on the left. The rental agency can provide a map with directions.



Rum Point is a tropical beach with numerous shade trees, a few scattered hammocks, free for your use beach chairs, and crystal clear water.
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Old December 25th, 2006, 07:55 PM
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I heard something about a ferry going over from the Hyatt hotel. Has anyone done this or have any information on this??
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The ferry is not in operation, and has not been for more than 2 years.

A boat is chartered as a ferry by Disney Cruise lines for their excursion to Rum Point, but otherwise there is no ferry.
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drew sailbum -

How's the snorkeling in Rum Point? Is rental equipment available there? Is it really less crowded than 7 mile beach? Is Rum Point worth the car rental fee? Which is prettier - Rum Point or 7 mile beach area? Sorry for so many questions....just trying to get all of the facts before our cruise. Thanks in advance.
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Snorkle gear is available for rent at Rum Point. Water is very shallow almost the entire length of the rather long dock there with not too much to see in those extreme shallows though some fish to gather around the end of the dock. There is extensive reef in about 6 to 8 feet of water a bit further out starting about 50 yards past the end of the dock.

Typically Rum Point is much less crowded than Seven Mile Beach. The larger differences is that there are numerous trees for shade at Rum Point, and few on Seven Mile Beach.

As to which is prettier... search the internet for photos. That is such a subjective statement.
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Well worth the price of the rental! Here are a few shots from our trip there.
http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...64948802VfDCmy
http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...64948802RNUzih
http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...64948802kxlRPB

Chairs were free. They had signs asking that you not bring food in; they have a bar/snack shack. Bathrooms on sight, and rental floats and toys. Water is shallow quite a way out. We saw a few rays, but did not do too much snorkling here.
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luvcruisin -

Really enjoyed your pictures! Went thru every last one of them - not just the three that you posted. I love watching people having a good time. Got tickled at the boys asleep in the car. Must have worn themselves out - which is soooo easy to do while out in that Caribbean sun.

Glad you told me its very shallow at Rum Point. Guess we will go back to Sea Grape Beach because the water is deeper there. I was thinking that Rum Point would be deserted since it's on the other side of the island, but y'all had a lot of folks there as well. Just wanted to try something different. Think we will try snorkeling at Eden Rock or Parrot's Landing first, then go back to Sea Grape for regular beach activity cause they have everything that this beach bum wants!

Do appreciate the info.
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You are most welcome. I have made many decisions on what to do by viewing others photos! Nothing better than being able to see where you are going before you get there!
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